Condolence & Memory Journal

Kevin Mahogany had talent beyond talent. A gifted soul. May his family find peace in knowing that they will see him again!

Posted by Karen Uqdah - Bethlehem, PA   October 08, 2018

My brother was a special person with a great talent. He had a humble, loving spirit and a fierce, passionate love for his music. I will miss his jokes, his no-nonsense personality and our conversations over great Kansas City barbeque. Thank God, I will see him again.

Posted by Carmen Julious - Columbia, SC - sister   August 30, 2018

The first time I heard Kevin's voice was on a jazz vocal compilation disk and I was hooked! A few year's later, while vacationing in florida I saw him perform at the St. Pete Jazz Festival. The venue was packed and his voice was over the top. He played with a amateur big band that was super! He worked the stage and made sure the musicians got credit and got to do solos.

I host a small weekly radio show and play him all the time. It took some effort, but I even tracked down some recordings he did with Christmas songs with the Kansas City Jazz Orchestra. I am sad to think of his passing.

Sending prayers to his family and friends,

Kennedy Compound
Host of the Jazz Volcano wmbr radio

Posted by Kennedy Compound - Cambridge, MA   July 24, 2018

I worked with Kevin and his mother at the IRS in the early 80s and was good friend and always encouraged me. He was always singing and saying one day he would be famous. You kept that that promise and made it. I last spoke with him when he returned back to KC and he invited me to come out to one of his shows. Kevin you will be Missed My Friend

Posted by William Moore - MO   June 01, 2018

We have lost a good friend, musical wonder and a grand man. Kevin's talent and kindness ran deep. I am so sorry for this loss for so many.

Kevin. just one more ballad? Thanks

Posted by Gayle Hobbs - Kansas City, MO   January 30, 2018

loved his voice. "Teach me tonight" is my favorite tune he sang.

Ron (TX)

Posted by A friend   January 26, 2018

Kevin, your were my best friend for 36 years. I will miss you deeply. You will be forever in my heart.

Posted by Gloria Salic - Faiemont, MN   January 24, 2018

What a terrible loss for those who loved Kevin - a wonderful, generous musician, an uncommonly kind man, and a true faithful friend. Rest in Peace, Kevin!

Posted by Jeanie Bryson    January 07, 2018

I would like to express my deepest sympathy for the loss of your loved one. He will be remembered for his musical talent. I hope you find comfort and help in God during this time of sorrow.
(Psalms 86:17)

Posted by M C    January 05, 2018

Kevin, I'll never forget you scat singing with Al Jarreau at the Gem Theater Grand Opening, and Al bowing to your remarkable talent. May you now both be scatting together in heaven providing God and his angels a new groove.

Posted by John Jespersen - Kansas City, MO   January 03, 2018

Thank You Kevin for your voice and humor.

Posted by Carmen Buskey - Mount Vernon, NY   January 01, 2018

Words cannot express the hopelessness felt over Kevin and his wife. God has his plan which we accept. The pain and sorrow I feel testifies to the beauty of this precious, precious gift. May God comfort and strengthen his family.

Posted by Linda Wilson - South Plainfield, NJ   January 01, 2018

Kevin made his Baker Friends proud! We delighted in following his career and cheered his many successes. He was a true gentleman and a humble talent. Sending his family members our sincere sympathy for their loss.

Posted by Ann and Alan Discher - Kansas City, MO   December 31, 2017


You Pleased the World with your wonderful voice and now the Angels have the pleasure of enjoying you.

Posted by Owen Miller - lawrenceville, GA - Friend   December 31, 2017

My favorite jazz singer. Rest In Peace, Kevin. Your fans are broken hearted, but your music will endure. Condolences to your blood family and your jazz loving family.

Posted by Janet Olin - Olathe, KS   December 29, 2017


My deepest sympathy to the family of Kevin. A very nice guy, great singer, and advocate for teaching children to be the best they can be. May Gods blessing be with the family of Mr. Mahogany during this time of bereavement.

Posted by Gina Ross - Kansas City, MO - friend   December 28, 2017

With heartfelt sympathy. Please accept my deepest condolences. May you to cherish his precious memories together. May you find comfort in the God of all comfort to offer you comfort and to give you the strength to endure during these difficult times ahead.

Posted by A friend   December 28, 2017

My heartfelt condolence goes to the family of Kevin Mahogany. May God be with you to give you comfort and peace (Php 4:7). May you have many expressions of loving support.

Posted by A friend   December 28, 2017

To the family and friends of Mr. Mahogany may God loyal love comfort you at this time Ps. 119:76. I would have loved to thank Mr. Mahogany for sharing his gift of music with us. He will be missed.

Posted by - FL   December 27, 2017

Big Kevin, man such a lost.

Leon Davenport LHS 1976

Posted by Leon Davenport - Red Oak, TX   December 26, 2017

I am truly sorry for your loss.

Posted by A friend   December 26, 2017

I met Kevin when he was flying to Paris in the mid-90s to do a show at La Villa Jazz Club. I was a flight attendant on his trip over to France, and spoke with him at length during the night flight. He invited me to come and see him that night at the club. I invited another friend of mine and we went to his 11pm show. It was wonderful, needless to say, and I felt sort of a personal connection since he had personally invited me. I'll never forget that when his first set was over, he came over to our table and thanked us for being there, mentioning how comforting it was to see two smiling faces out in the audience. It was his first time to Paris and he'd been nervous, and I think we helped ease that a bit for him. It makes me very sad that he has passed. I became a fan after I met him and heard him in Paris. I went to see him when he appeared here in Seattle at Jazz Alley and he was so kind when I went up to him at the intermission and re-introduced myself.

Posted by Susie Naye - Seattle, WA   December 24, 2017


Posted by Valenda Newell - Indianapolis, IN   December 23, 2017

May the GOD of all comfort be whit the family.

Posted by A friend   December 23, 2017

May God's love bring you comfort and strength during this most difficult time. I didn't know him, but Kevin was an unbelievable talent. His voice was like velvet, particularly on his rendition of Wild Honey. My prayers of peace to his loved ones.

Posted by Joanie - Cleveland, OH   December 22, 2017

So sorry for the loss of your loved one. Please take comfort in God's words found at 1 Peter 5 : 6,7 . He deeply cares for you and will help you get through this difficult time.

Posted by A friend   December 22, 2017

I met Kevin when he was a bouncer at Blayney's. I always joked about how he might look intimidating, but he was just a big teddy bear. I feel blessed that I was able to call him a friend, and follow his career. I took my mom to see him sing at the Signboard at the Westin not long after my dad died.She wasn't sure about going out, but once she heard and met him, she was enamored. Then there were the jazz jams at the Levee. Kevin, go be with Allene, and sing with the angels, as you always have. Your voice will live on.

Posted by A friend   December 22, 2017

Kevin brought joy in his voice and a sense of peace in his kindness to others. I will cherish our conversations and especially the last. He will Long be remembered for his artistry and using his GOD given gifts to create special moments for the all whom he touched. Rest in Pradise my friend!

Posted by Allan Gray - Lee's Summit, MO   December 22, 2017

Our prayers and condolences to Kevin's family. His heart was huge and broken when he lost his lovely wife. We will help you with Buddy Allene's and Kevin's dedicated companion. What a blessing it was to know him.


Carol Caridad & Your Paws 4 You Friends in Miami

Posted by Carol Caridad - Miami, FL   December 22, 2017


Yet another unbelievable loss. Kevin Mahogany was a dear friend for nearly 25 years, and I am still reeling from this latest shock. :'(

Everything about Kevin was BIG ~ his voice; his stature; his talent; his love for his late wife, Allene, his friends, family, students, and fans; his laugh and his love of music. But the BIGGEST thing about Kevin was his heart...

The world has lost another great one. Rest well, my friend. You are sorely missed by all who know and love you. And my heart continues to weep... :'(

Posted by Thaylia Smith - Kansas City, MO - friend   December 22, 2017

Music is one fine art that transcends languages and cultures. It can bring joy, pain, sadness, and merriment. May the memories of his music instill happiness and incite family, friends and fans to keep moving in a positive direction so that you may see him again on earth under perfect conditions.

Posted by Mrs. K. Johnson - IN   December 22, 2017

May the love of friends and family carry you through your grief.

Posted by G. Freeman    December 21, 2017

As the days and weeks pass, and as you return to life's routine, may you continue to feel comforted by the love and support of family and friends.

Posted by A friend   December 21, 2017

To the family of Kevin:
My heartfelt condolences for the loss of your beloved one. I can only imagine how hard this is for you. Please accept my condolences and may the God of all comfort give you His strength to help you endure these difficult moments, for He "is close to the brokenhearted; He saves those who are crushed in spirit.

Posted by A friend   December 21, 2017

Going to miss you Kev - Great entertainer and great person. Your friend, Kevin N

Posted by Kevin N - Clayton, NJ   December 21, 2017

Kevin mahogany I just discovered you last year and I loved your voice Rest in peace my brother u will be missed.... my condolences to the family....

Posted by Carole West - Brooklyn, NY   December 21, 2017

Kevin mahogany I just discovered you last year and I loved your voice I have a lot of albums by you. Rest in peace my brother u will be missed....

Posted by Carole West - Brooklyn, NY   December 21, 2017

So sorry to hear about the loss of Kevin he had such beautiful is a universal language and a gift from God, your loved one and his talent will never be forgotten Psalms 33:3. Our deepest and sincere condolences to the famlies find friends.

Posted by - NY   December 21, 2017

I am truly sorry for your loss. I hope you can find comfort in the words at 2 Thessalonians 2:16,17

Posted by A friend   December 21, 2017

Sing a simple song a Popular lyric goes, how lovely the voice of talent, music is a universal teacher, the sound of life fades into morning of a loved one. My most sincere condolences for your loss.

Posted by - IN   December 21, 2017

Sorry to hear about the passing away of your dear love one. "May the God of comfort" comfort you and your family during this time.

Posted by Lillian    December 21, 2017

To the family of Kevin Mahogany, my deepest condolences. Many prayers for all of you in the coming months as you deal with your grief. Kevin was very talented. His music is his legacy. He will remain with you in your hearts and through his songs.

Posted by M. Kelley - Dallas, TX   December 21, 2017

While words fail to capture the pain of losing a loved one, we look forward to the time when words will fail to capture the joy of having our heavenly Father return your dear one to you. We hope these words can be & are a source of comfort for you & your family.

Posted by A friend   December 21, 2017

Sorry for your loss. May you draw comfort from the scripture at Ecclesiastes 9 : 5 that show your loved ones a resting in peace.

Posted by A friend   December 21, 2017

Condolences to Mahogany's family, friends and loved ones. He will be remembered by his contributions to society through his wonderful music. May God's words at Jeremiah 31:13 ( I will change their mourning into exultation.I will comfort them and give them joy instead of their grief.) bring you hopeand peace at this time

Posted by B W - Kissimmee, FL   December 21, 2017

My heart felt sympathy for the family at this very sad time. May him and Allene rest in peace.

Sharon, Florida

Posted by Sharon Burak - Dania, FL   December 20, 2017

Kevin was not only a great artist; he was one of the kindest, warmest, sweetest people I've ever had the privilege to know. I feel terrible that we had not gotten back together after he moved home to KC, but I treasure the texts we exchanged since then about his plans. My great sympathy to his family members and, though I am sure you know that, Kevin was deeply beloved by so so so many of us.

Posted by Bob McWilliams - Lawrence, KS   December 20, 2017

May the God of all peace bring comfort to the Mahogany family and friends at this difficult time.

Posted by Carlotta    December 20, 2017

My thoughts are with the Mahogany family during this difficult time. I hope that the promise in 1 Thessalonians 4: 14 brings comfort and hope for the dead loved ones.

Posted by Olatunji M - Southfield, MI   December 20, 2017

Will always love Kevin and his tremendous talent. We were good friends! Talked with him often about music and life! Talked with him on December 10, 2017! Love you Kevin!

Posted by Charmaine Clowney - Columbia,, SC   December 20, 2017

RIP Kevin

Posted by Stephen Yager - Wichita, KS   December 20, 2017

I'm so glad that Kevin & I got to speak together recently.

He was loved and will be missed.

My deepest sympathy to the family.

Joe Welsh

Posted by Joe Welsh - Brentwood, TN   December 20, 2017

My heartfelt condolences and prayers for the Mahogany family. May Almighty God grant solace and strength during this most challenging time. Kevin was truly an amazing and talented gentlemen. He will be truly missed. With Love & Prayers

Posted by A Caring Family    December 20, 2017


Please accept my Deepest Sympathies

Posted by Scott Chamberland - St.Agatha, ME   December 20, 2017

I am very sorry to hear about the loss of you loved one who brought much joy to others by his music and harmony. No doubt the angels in heaven were entertained by the melodious music of fine instrument's. Many will miss this young man who was very talented. My condolences go out to the family whom God promises to have by his very right hand of righteousness.

Posted by Mary Hayes - Blue Springs, MO   December 20, 2017

The hearer of our prayers knows our pain
God feels our agony
He is close to us
Close to the broken-hearted
He has promised a time when that will be no more
His promises will come true
My prayers are for strength and peace while we wait on our Heavenly Father

Posted by WjP - GA   December 20, 2017

Im truly sadden for your lose. Kevin Mahogany had such great talent,and sounded like a great person. These are veryhard times for the family, but thanks to our heavily father we have hope in seeing our loved ones, like Act:24:15 says. My heart goes out to the family.


Posted by A friend   December 20, 2017

Please accept my dearest and heartfelt sympathy; I am so sorry for your loss. May the God who "binds up the brokenhearted" and "comforts all who mourn" sustain your family during this challenging time. Isaiah 61:1,2 Sincerely, RK

Posted by RK    December 20, 2017

RIP Kevin sleep in heavenly peace

Posted by Eleanor Bridges - Akron, OH   December 20, 2017

A wonderful student, a joyous personality, a talent enjoyed, shared with and treasured by the world and a dear gentle soul. We will all miss this beautiful spirit.

Posted by M Roberts - Lawrenece, KS   December 20, 2017


May God bless the family with strength and peace during this difficult time.

Posted by Jan Funkhouser - CA   December 20, 2017

May your hearts find comfort from God who understands and cares. He is close to the brokenhearted; He saves those who are crushed in spirit. With heartfelt sympathy.

Posted by R Young - GA   December 20, 2017

During difficult times like these, it's comforting to know that we can turn to our Heavenly Father for comfort, Romans 15:13 May the God who gives hope fill you with all joy and peace by your trusting in Him. That inner peace that He supplies can get us through the most difficult of times. My condolences to the family

Posted by Mike Brewer - Fresno, CA   December 20, 2017


R.I.P Kevin

Posted by wmc - IL   December 20, 2017

May the God of all comfort be with family and loved ones.

Posted by Stacy    December 20, 2017

A wonderful man with an amazing voice, now reunited with his wife. The angels needed a baritone... Rest in Peace.

Posted by A friend   December 20, 2017

An amazingly talented person which was reflected in his career. I am from a family of jazz fans and Kevin will be missed. May God bless the family with strength and peace during this difficult time. We are so very sorry for your loss.

Posted by Johnson family    December 20, 2017

Posted by Barbara mclaughlin - Newark, NJ   December 20, 2017

Heartfelt sympathy to the family of this very talented man. Rely on our Heavenly Father to bring you peace throughout this difficult time.(Philippians 4:6,7) My thoughts are with you.

Posted by maggie - NY   December 20, 2017

My God grant Kevin Mahogany family and friends comfort during this time of sorrow your love was a awesome Jazz musician and he will surely be missed. Psalm 34; 18,19

Posted by M Scott - MD   December 20, 2017

His talent was only second to his kindness. I will miss him. My condolences to your entire family. He is a star that will missed forever.

Posted by Mindy Upshaw - Kansas Vity, MO   December 19, 2017

Sincere condolences to the family for your great loss. May the God of all comfort sustain each of you during your time of grief.

Posted by A friend   December 19, 2017

My condolences to the family. That smooth, rich voice will be missed. May the peace from our Heavenly Father soothe the pain in your hearts.

Posted by Mrs. R.    December 19, 2017

We'll miss you !

Posted by Adrian Barnette - Topeka, KS   December 19, 2017

May God bless you and your family in this time of sorrow.

Posted by A friend   December 19, 2017

Another great loss!! Really sorry to hear of Kevin death. My condolences ....A.b

Posted by A friend   December 19, 2017

To the family of Kevin Mahogany, I am so sorry for your loss. The death of a loved one is always difficult to deal with and our Creator is very aware of that. That is why He tells us at Psalms 9:9 that He is a secure refuge for the oppressed, and a secure refuge in times of distress. Please rely on Him in this time of need.

Posted by A friend   December 19, 2017


I am sending my condolences to the family at this time of your loss. May God continue to keep you in his care.

Posted by A friend   December 19, 2017